Eunice Marie Vincent was born April 14, 1947 to the union of Sola Vincent and Mattie Green. Mattie passed in 1948 after which, Sola married Opal Adams in 1950 and this union joined two families into one. Sola had Margaret “Bootsie” and Eunice and Opal had Sandra “Sandy” Walker and they grew to love each other unconditionally and whole-heartedly. Sola, Opal, Bootsie and Sandy all preceded her in death.
Eunice attended Booker T. Washington, Phyllis Wheatley, and Greenwood Elementary Schools. She attended Central Junior High School and Central Senior High School where she graduated in the class of 1965.
Eunice accepted Christ at age 12 under the pastorate of Rev. Annie Mae Webb at the St. Matthew AME Zion Church. Eunice belonged to several church organizations including every department of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society – The Buds of Promise, The Youth Society, The Young Adult Missionary Society, The Parent Body, The Life Member Society in which was a Life Matron, and The Bureau of Supply Department. Eunice served as the Local Assistant Superintendent of The Buds of Promise. She was a member of the Youth, Young Adult, and Adult Usher Boards. Eunice was a member of the Stewardess Board, Culinary Committee, and participated on various planning committees over the years. She was a faithful supporter of “Cruisin’ The Streets”. Her most cherished position in the church was as a Deaconess. Eunice served as a Deaconess whole-heartedly and deemed it an honor.
Eunice leaves to cherish her memory her son Danon Vincent (Captoria) of Houston, TX; brother-in-law Joseph Barksdale of Kansas City, MO; niece Constance “Connie” Barksdale of Kansas City, MO; nephew Richard Mitchell of Long Beach, CA; niece Tamara “Tammy” Johnson (Ronald) of Monroe, WA; niece Regina “Genie” Barksdale of Kansas City, MO; granddaughter Taya Vincent of Kansas City, MO; grandsons Danon A. Vincent II, Daylon Vincent, Darius Vincent of Houston, TX; and granddaughter Cydney Vincent of Houston, TX; great-grandson Elijah Maurice Ja’lee Durham of Kansas City, MO; great-nephew Robert Haag and great-nieces Capryann Haag and Danica Mitchell of Long Beach, CA; great-nephew and Godson Alexander “Mani” Johnson of Monroe, WA; and great-niece Falyn Mitchell of Long Beach, CA, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends and loved ones.
A Graveside Service will be held Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:00am at Forest Hill Cemetery. Service conducted by Watkins Heritage Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website.
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